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Invest Early: Early Child Development to Promote Development & Reduce Inequalities

Begins:   Sep 26, 2011 12:30
Ends:   Sep 26, 2011 14:00

Welcome:Pamela Cox
Vice President, Latin American & the Caribbean Region, World Bank

Presenter:Susan Walker
Professor, Tropical Medicine Research Institute, The University of the West Indies, Jamaica 

Discussants:Joan Lombardi
Deputy Assistant Secretary & Inter-Departmental Liaison for Early Childhood Development, Administration for Children & Families, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
 Carolyn Miles
President & CEO, Save the Children
 Nurper Ulkuer
Chief, Early Childhood Development Unit, United Nations Children’s Fund 

Moderator:Maureen Black
Professor, Department of Pediatrics & Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Closing:Elizabeth King
Director, Human Development Network-Education, World Bank 

New global research shows that investments in Early Child Development help promote development and reduce inequalities in low and middle income countries. Four years ago, The Lancet reported that over 200 million children under 5 years of age, in low and middle income countries were not reaching their developmental potential.

Join an event co-hosted by The World Bank and The Lancet which will present new global evidence on the causes of developmental inequalities and effective programs to promote early child development. Discussions will examine the cost of not investing in early child development programs and how this new evidence impacts the work of governments, civil society, and development agencies.


by Susan Walker

 Commentary: Early Childhood Development - global action is due Full Text | PDF

 Inequality in Early Childhood: Risk & Protective Factors for Early Childhood Development
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 Strategies for reducing inequalities & improving developmental outcomes for young children in low-income & middle-income countries
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